Quotes By Erich Fromm

The paradoxical situation with a vast number of people today is that they are half asleep when awake, and half awake when asleep, or when they want to sleep.

Erich Fromm

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

Erich Fromm

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.

Erich Fromm

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm

Immature love says I love you because I need you. Mature love says I need you because I love you.

Erich Fromm

The bureaucrat is a man who administers things and people, and who relates himself to people as to things.

Erich Fromm

If it is a virtue to love my neighbor as a human being it must be a virtue - and not a vice - to love myself since I am a human being too.

Erich Fromm

Even the most sadistic and destructive man is human, as human as the saint.

Erich Fromm

Immature love says I love you because I need you. Mature love says I need you because I love you.

Erich Fromm

Human beings had two basic orientations: HAVING and BEINGHAVING: seeks to acquire, posses things even peopleBEING: focuses on the experience; exchanging, engaging, sharing with other people

Erich Fromm

Immature love says I love you because I need you. Mature love says I need you because I love you.

Erich Fromm

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.

Erich Fromm

Integrity simply means a willingness not to violate one's identity.

Erich Fromm

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.

Erich Fromm

Immature love says I love you because I need you. Mature love says I need you because I love you.

Erich Fromm

Free man is by necessity insecure thinking man by necessity uncertain.

Erich Fromm

Free man is by necessity insecure thinking man is by necessity uncertain.

Erich Fromm

Man absolutely cannot live by himself.

Erich Fromm

Immature love says I love you because I need you. Mature love says I need you because I love you.

Erich Fromm

We are what we do.

Erich Fromm

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.

Erich Fromm

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.

Erich Fromm

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm

Authority is not a quality one person 'has,' in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.

Erich Fromm

Man is the only animal that can be bored.

Erich Fromm

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